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Monday, May 21, 2012

Homemade Birthday Party Decoration Ideas

If you’re planning a birthday party for your child, you probably want the best decorations for the party to make it look and feel more festive. You may be interested in making the decorations for the party yourself to save some money or because you enjoy crafting. If this is the case, you might be wondering what type of attractive and fun party decorations you could make and what kind of supplies you’d need to make them. Here are some simple, homemade party decoration ideas to help you out:
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1. Birthday Banner
You can make a birthday banner pretty easily, using a variety of methods and supplies. You can try out something as simple as writing happy birthday in colorful, pretty letters on bulletin board paper you purchased at a teacher supply store. Or you can try something more elaborate like gluing cardboard letters that spell “Happy Birthday” on squares of cardstock paper, punching holes in the cardstock paper, and hanging the squares of cardstock paper up on a string that’s attached to your ceiling.
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2. Paper Flowers
Colorful flowers made of tissue paper are a beautiful addition to a baby’s party or a young child’s party. If you want to make your own paper flowers, you’ll need some tissue paper and green pipe cleaners. To make each paper flower, all you have to do is:
· Get eight sheets of tissue paper and lay them on top of each other.6
· Fold all of the sheets together to make an accordion-like formation that is about an inch wide.
· Fold all the sheets in half, so that the ends of the tissue paper touch.
· Staple the pipe cleaner to the main fold that connects all of the tissue paper together. The pipe cleaner will be the stem of your flower.
· Fan out all the sheets of tissue paper to form the flower’s petals, making sure that none of them stick together.
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3. Edible Centerpiece
You can make a colorful, edible centerpiece out of fruit. All you need is some bamboo skewers and pieces of different kinds of fruit to make this kind of centerpiece. You can skewer all of the fruit on the bamboo sticks and arrange the sticks in an attractive pattern on a large platter. Or you can stick the bamboo skewers with the fruit attached in something like a pineapple to create something that looks more like a bouquet of fruit. Edible centerpieces are an attractive, vibrant addition to the party, and kids love to snack on them!
These are just a few of the homemade decorations you can make for your child’s party. Feel free to be as creative as you want!
Author’s Bio: Melissa is a guest blogger who writes about planning children’s parties, crafting, and Mario party supplies.
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